Why Inerrancy Still Matters

Wednesday, 02 May 2007

[Inerrancy] matters because Christians claim to accept the full authority of Scripture as the final arbiter of matters of faith and practice.
In 1978, James Montgomery Boice sounded the following warning in Foundation of Biblical Authority, the introductory volume explaining the purpose behind the formation of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI). Boice wrote that "even among evangelicals, Christian doctrine and Christian living are moving progressively away from the biblical standard and from the classical teachings of the church." ICBI did yeoman-like work in formulating a statement of the doctrine of inerrancy with the publication of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1979). The last twenty-eight years have gone by and the struggle to define biblical ...

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